counterimage

noun
coun·​ter·​im·​age | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈi-mij How to pronounce counterimage (audio) \
variants: or counter-image
plural counterimages or counter-images

Definition of counterimage

: an image that contradicts or is compared or contrasted with another image … providing movie audiences with a counter-image to most of what Hollywood had said about African American women.— Donald Bogle

First Known Use of counterimage

1848, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about counterimage

Time Traveler for counterimage

Time Traveler

The first known use of counterimage was in 1848

See more words from the same year

Statistics for counterimage

Cite this Entry

“Counterimage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterimage. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

Comments on counterimage

What made you want to look up counterimage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!